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PBS
Nov 16, 2009 6:00pm EST
of the world's challenges cannot be solved unless the united states and china work together rts. >> reporter: but there was another challenge, how to address china's record on human rights. the president broached the topic at a town hall meeting with university students in shanghai earlier in the day. >> we do not seek to impose any system of government on any other nation. but we also don't believe that the principless that we stand for are unique to our nation. these freedoms of expression and worship, of access to information and political participation, we believe, are universal rights. they should be available to all people, including ethnic and religious minorities whether they are in the united states, china or any nation. >> reporter: following past practice for such events chinese authorities detained dozens of human rights activists in advance of the president's visit. mr. obama did not mention the crackdown but he did chide the chinese government for internet censorship. china has 250 million internet users but also employs the world's tightest controls over web access. >> i am a
WETA
Nov 16, 2009 7:00pm EST
, including ethnic and regious minorities whether they e in the united states, cha or any nation. >> reporte following past actice for such event chinese ahorities detained dozens of human rits activists in vance of the presint's visit. mr. obama did not menti the crackdown but did chide the chine government for internet nsorship. china has 250 milon intert users but also employs the wod's tightest controls over web accs. >> i am a g believer in technoloy. and i'm a big liever in openns when it comes to the flow of informatn. i think that the morereely inrmation flows, the stronger the socie becom. because then citizens of countries arounthe world can hold their own governments accountable. ey can begin to think for themselves. that generates new ids. it encouages creativit >>orter: the president suggesteds communist rulers shou have nothing to fear fr more openness. heited criticism he faces at home. >> the truth is that becau in the united states information is free d i have a lot of itics in the uted states who can say all kinds of things out me, i actually think th that makes o democrac
ABC
Nov 16, 2009 6:00pm EST
president obama has held frequently here in the united states, a question and answer session. >that kind of thing does not happen in china. the president's words were blocked online and the event shown only on regional tv. he told the crowd that he is a supporter of non-century ship, adding that he kills a free flow of information only strengthens society. >> the more freely information flows, the stronger the society becomes because then citizens of countries around the world can hold their own government accountable. i have a lot of critics of the united states o can say all things about me. i think that makes our democracy stronger. >> he then moved to beijing with the chinese leader. his host greeted him warmly and the president used his face-to- face meeting to echo his team. >> we do not seek to impose any system of government on any other nation. but we also don't believe that the prciples that we stand for are unique to our nation. these freedoms of expression and worship, access to information and political participation, we believe, are universal rights. >> president obama says
PBS
Nov 19, 2009 12:35pm EST
it from europe, you see it from the united states and you see it from asia. tell me what you see. >> well, i see a very different situation. in europe there is no recovery and i think 2010's going to be a mediocre year in europe. same thing in japan. we don't see any recovery. we see resistance to the decline but no recovery. in the united states, things look more promising for the short term. you know, after a very large chop in the economy and particularly in the automobile industry. >> rose: but generally those impressions you just said are about the economy overall. >> yeah, but the economy overall we see slight growth in 2010. but a situation very different from one country to the other. >> rose: at what point in an economic recovery do consumers think about automobiles? >> well, you know, it depends where the consumer is. if he's in china or in brazil or india, he's thinking all the time about automobiles. what's the best opportunity? what's the best deal? and we're seeing these sales booming all the time. you know, no matter what. now, in that time, you have an increase of 5% or 10
PBS
Nov 25, 2009 6:00pm EST
-- and i would say enthusiastic role by the united states of america, these negotiations will not yield the kind of the kind of results that we are looking for. true, we would have hoped that the united states of america would have been more ambitious than what it has indicated. >> reporter: india is also one of the world's largest producers of greenhouse gas emissions, but is a relative newcomer to an industrialized economy. saran says the country has concerns that a climate agreement could stifle economic development. >> for us, climate change is not just a separate issue, it is intermixed with our developmental, you know, issues itself. so how we balance, you know, the problem of climate change with the other stresses and strains that the country is going through as this process of social and economic transformation, we would hope that there is some understanding of that challenge that we face. >> reporter: meantime, a series of studies released today in the british medical journal "the lancet" could give another boost to advocates of addressing climate change. the studies found that
WETA
Nov 25, 2009 6:30pm EST
. the whe house said today the united states will not be in afghanisn for another eight or nine years. that word as the admistration lays t groundwork for presidt obama's announcement on tueay of a new war rategy. darren gersh takes a look at question many are asking: w much will the w strategy cost. and what will it mean fothe economy? >> reporter: in ir and afghanistan total ending is on pace to hit $1rillion by the enof the 2010 budget year. our annual defen spending has not been this high since world war ii. but weighed agait our gross domestic product the broest measure of economiactivity anthony cordesman, aadviser to thstate department and pentagon saythe wars in afghistan and iraq are not an undue burden. >> with two wars a that includes still an iraq efft ich is much more expensive than the afghan fort, the burden on the amican economy is a little over 4% whicis much lower than it was durin most of the coldar. reporter: to date, the war afghanistan has cost t nation $227 bilon. the president harequested anothe$73 billion for next year bringing the total official st so far to
WETA
Nov 25, 2009 7:00pm EST
in the united states, significant announcent? >> yes, defitely. there had been a thoht that the president woulrefrain from putting anything psk on the table until the congre had acted. the house has acted if these numbers are in lin with what the hous has in their bill,ut the senate has just reportedded somethg out of comttee. nothing s reach the floor. so by putting h force behin these numbers, the presint is sort of settingp a negotiating line witthe congress and indicating probably what he feels is the minimu benth whenhesenate shouldn't go and a minimum of wt the world neez needs. a warming of three to four degreesahrenheit puts us in the nger zone as far as global warming is concerned, and these sorts of emissions reductions are consistentwith what we need to get od start combatting th warming. >> suarez: professor, ishat mething new for the united stes, specific ars and specific reduction perntages? >> back in the cnton administration, the u.s. did agree to specifiyears and specic reduction perntages, and they were emdied in the kyoto protocol whh president inton never sent up to t
NBC
Nov 25, 2009 6:30pm EST
to copenhagen. it signals to the world that he is serious and the united states is serious about taking a step toward a final binding agreement. >> reporter: in copenhagen the president will propose the united states cut its greenhouse gas emissions in a range of 17% by 2020. >> from the environmental perspective it's not quite enough to get to where we need to be, but it's a really, really important start. >> reporter: still, not enough for some. friends of the earth call the 17% target weak. mr. obama's proposal is far less than the cuts promised by japan and the european union. even the united nations climate chief offered only lukewarm praise. >> the world is very much looking to the united states to come forward with an emission reduction target and to contribute international financial support to help developing countries. >> reporter: in other words, come up with the money so poor nations, the most vulnerable to climate change, can buy the technologies to adapt. on climate change the president has two audiences -- the world, which wants united states leadership, and the u.s. senate, whi
CNN
Nov 28, 2009 1:00pm EST
as the manufacturing sector. but manufacturing jobs have actually been vanishing in the united states for decades. between 1995 and 2002 alone the number of those jobs declined by 11%. >> but some companies are finding ways to save manufacturing jobs and keep them here in this country even in these tough economic times. >> reporter: for someone who runs a guitar string manufacturing business, jim is also a bit of a tinkerer. over the past two years, he's cut inventories, streamlined factory floor operations, updated technology, and saved jobs at his long island-based company. >> we made a commitment in the '70s we were going to make our products in america, and we're still committed to that. we've never sold one string that we didn't make here in new york. >> reporter: he's one of a growing number of u.s. manufacturers that have adopted the toyota waste reduction strategy popularly known as l.e.a.n. that popular relies on automation. more than half surveyed have implemented l.e.a.n. or plan to do so. he says the replaced workers can be cross trained to do other jobs. >> we do not want to lay peop
PBS
Nov 23, 2009 6:00pm EST
these are men who are either legal residents of the united states or in some cases citizens of the united states. and the reason why the f.b.i. became so concerned is it was... it seemed to be a much broader attempt at attempting to radicalize people in the united states than they've really seen before. >> warner: how did the justice department first get wise to this. >> the interesting facet of this. essentially the families of many of the young men came forward to ask that the f.b.i. help in finding them. you know, many of these older relatives of the young men were concerned that this was going on. they had inklings but no concrete facts to base that on. they came to f.b.i. asking for help to find their sons. >> warner: these young men had just disappeared. >> in many cases, yes, they had essentially packed up and gone and the family feared the worst. >> warner: has it been absolutelyly established that as the charges lay out that some of these young men at least have shown up in somalia, they have gone to terrorist training camps? they have even engaged in combat? >> yes, there is one partic
PBS
Nov 26, 2009 6:00pm EST
's announcement of a new battle plan for afghanistan in a national address tuesday night from the united states military academy at west point. the military says it could include some 30,000 troops-- a roughly 50% increase in the number of u.s. forces there, but administration officials caution that the president has not settled on a final figure. in his thanksgiving address from the white house, mr. obama offered gratitude to troops overseas and their families. >> we keep in our thoughts and prayers the many families marking this thanksgiving with an empty seat, saved for a son or daughter, a husband or a wife stationed in harm's way. we say a special thanks for the sacrifices those men and women in uniform are making for our safety and freedom. >> reporter: president obama later made calls to 10 u.s. servicemen and women stationed in war zones to give his personal thanks. other nato leaders also are considering sending more troops to afghanistan, including german chancellor angela merkel. officials there were focused today on the forced resignations of the head of germany's armed forces and a
HLN
Nov 4, 2009 6:00am EST
stronger and more capable of action and turn it into a strong partner for united states. we can build a strong partnership on this basis. first with russia, china and india. for ladies and gentlemen, the world we live in today is both freer and more integrated than ever before. the fall of the berlin wall, the technological revolution and information and communication technology and the rise of china, india and other countries and dynamic economies, all of this has changed the world of the 21st century into something completely different from what we knew in the 20th century, and this is a good thing, for freedom is the very essence of our economy and our society. . man ca e he's free. but what is also clear is that freedom does not stand alone. it is freedom in responsibility and freedom to show and shoulder responsibility. for this the world needs an underlying order. but the near collapse. but the near collapse. financial market has shown when is none, when there is no underpinning order. there is -- if there is one lesson the world has learned from the financial crisis of last yea
WETA
Nov 26, 2009 12:30am EST
for president obama: afghanist. thwhite house said today the united states will not bin afghistan for another eight or nine years. that word as thedministration la the groundwork for prident obama's announcement onuesday of a new war strategy. darren gersh takes a looat a question many are asking: ho much will the nestrategy cost. and what will it mean for e economy? >> reporter: in iraqnd afghanistan total spding is on pace to hit $1 tllion by the end the 2010 budget year. our annual defensepending has not been this high since wor war ii. but weighed ainst our gross domestic product theroadest measure of ecomic activity anthony cordesma an adviser to the state department and pentagonays the wars in ghanistan and iraq are not a undue burden. >> with two wa and that includes still an iraqffort which is much more expensi than the afgn effort, the burden on thamerican economy is a little over 4% ich is much lower than it was ding most of the ld war. >> reporter: to date, the r in afghanistan has co the nation $227illion. the presidenhas requested anher $73 billion for next year bringing the tot
HLN
Nov 29, 2009 7:00am EST
in the united states efficiently, cost effectively and so forth. some manufacturing should be done in china. too much manufacturing is being done in china that could be done more effectively in the united states. >> jim agrees and hopes other manufacturers will follow his lead. >> i think people are afraid to make the commitment to lean, to automation, to reinvesting in the factories, because they have this stigma in their mind. they have this belief that you can't make it effectively and profitably in america. it is not true. i think people give up on manufacturing in america prematurely and it can be done. >> ali velshi, cnn, new york. >>> being confined to wheelchairs is not stopping some people who have found a way to get their competitive juices flowing. we are going to introduce you to a game that made it's mark overseas but it is now catching on in the u.s. >>> tiger woods is not talking about his one-car accident. hear what investigators heard when they went to his house to get answers. >> get out of my face. what are you doing? >> cindy sheehan had an explosive exchange with a man who s
FOX News
Nov 25, 2009 10:00pm EST
has the substance and experience and bandwidth to be president of the united states. greta: how do you show substance? >> well, you show a substance by talking about it, by offering interesting ideas, but commenting about current events in a way that people find revealing of your leadership skills, and by charting a course, by setting a fee of charging your course for what you want to do -- by setting a fema. -- by setting a theme of charting your course. greta: she gets slapped around, where obama did not. had she overcome the ones that she gets hit with the >> it is too -- she gets -- how does she over, the ones that she gets hit with? >> -- greta: what if someone sits down and says, hey, and levi -- hey, levi johnston, is he coming for thanksgiving dinner? >> they want to know that people are more comfortable seeing her on the front cover of people magazine than seeing her in the oval office, and the way to do that is to keep these questions about minor side issues coming anti-per drawn into those conversations rather than allowing her to be able to flesh of a vision of where she wo
ABC
Nov 3, 2009 6:30pm EST
road. all-in bet on the future of the united states. bianna golodryga has the story. >> reporter: good evening, charlie. what warren buffet calls his bet on america is his largest deal ever made, but the real headline behind the deal is not how much it costs, but what it says about the u.s. economy. right there. >> okay, the hot seat. >> reporter: in an exclusive interview this summer, warren buffett told abc news that when it comes to gauging whether or not the economy is on track, one of his focuses is on railroad tracks. what indicators do you look at on a daily basis? >> i do think thgs rail car holdings are important. i mean, that tells you what is coming in to this country, going out and so on. >> reporter: at the time, his general outlook was somber. freight shipments had declined by 20% from one year before. today, he provided this statement to abc news. "i have no notion of what the next quarter or next year will bring, but i'm 100% confident in the economic future of the united states 5, 10 and 100 years down the road." >> the railroad system is one of thnation's oldest indus
ABC
Nov 25, 2009 6:30pm EST
pilgrims from 160 countries are here, including thousands from the united states. many have only their faith to protect them. as of this week, just 50 countries have the vaccine. the density of the pilgrims, the nature of the hajj rituals, the proximity in prayer, all provide what health officials say are the perfect conditions for spreading the h1n1 virus. what is the worst case scenario? our worst fear is that you will get a lot of cases, massive cases. >> reporter: for months, saudi officials have been working feverishly to contain the pandemic. each pilgrim is scanned. those who show flu-like symptoms are put in isolation for seven days. dozens of clinics are set up, stocked with the vaccine and tamiflu. motorcycle medical units reach severe cases quickly. the kingdom even brought in experts from the cdc in atlanta. >> there is no more stopping the spreading. what we do with a pandemic, whether it's the u.s., china or saudi arabia, hajj or olympics, is to reduce the burden. >> reporter: the pilgrims believe the only one who can control their fate is god. "it's all in the hand
CNN
Nov 25, 2009 4:00pm EST
they wear could cost americans jobs. nba jerseys could soon be made outside the united states for the first time ever. wolf blitzer is off today. i'm suzanne malveaux in cnn's command center for breaking news, politics and extraordinary reports from around the world. you're in "the situation room." >>> well, i want you to set your tv sets, because we know exactly when president obama is going to announce his strategy decision for afghanistan, and there's only one remaining question. how many more u.s. troops are going to go to war? well, this guessing game is under way, but we do have a few things that we do know. there are 68,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan right now, and a defense official who is in the know says the pentagon expects orders to send another 34,000 troops which actually means more than 102,000 american troops could be fighting this war. now whether or not this equation is accurate, well, that's going to be revealed in the next couple of days by the president, but i want to go straight to our cnn white house correspondent dan lothian. obviously, dan, this is a decision that h
PBS
Nov 9, 2009 6:00pm EST
. the united states and its allies came to afghanistan after september 11. afghanistan was troubled before that too. so they're here to fight the terrorism. so that's -- we share that, and of course we need to build afghanistan and need to be able to defend themselves and to stand on its own feet and to do good for its people. that is an afghan responsibility trilaterally to get to where we want to be in terms of a better government, a better society. a plan that delivers the services to the afghan people. >> margaret: your foreign minister issued a statement saying that they considered the statements from some of these to be interference and lack of respect for afghan sovereignty. do you see it that way? >> well, we must all be very careful while we are partners with one another while we work together, while we are travelling this journey together. but our partnership and our advice is a friendly one and with good intentions and not one that can be interpreted any other way. >> margaret: and did you feel that president obama and gordon brown and kai eide crossed the line? >> well, i've he
FOX
Nov 25, 2009 10:02pm EST
was not born in the united states but rather came here as an immigrant from mexico. he went on to earn a doctorate in psychology and put that doctorate to work helping soldiers in service in the united states army. it was a life say his friends dedicated to helping others and a legacy his family will have to remember him by. tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. >>> more than eight years after the attacks of 9/11, new messages from that day have been released. a social activist group publicized the messages intercepted from pagers. they range from personal and emotional to official instructions. some may have played a role in action taken by the government like a message saying air force one was a target. keep in mind these were intercepted prior to 9/11 legislation authorizing overnment monitoring of messages between citizens. >>> the countdown is on. black friday sales just over 24 hours away. want to knowhow to score the best deals? our money team has you covered. >>> unemployment soaring, families forced out on to the streets. tonight we're taking you inside the effort to bring thanksgiving
FOX News
Nov 26, 2009 6:00am EST
, there is no references to the con fed der rats or southerners, it was an effort god look over the entire united states. there is lines about binding up the wounds of the nation. great effort at healing after this horrific war. ainsley: he thought the country needed thanksgiving. >> thought the country needed it very much. historically, of course, we need thanksgiving in bad times. and we need it to celebrate the things we have in good times. clayton: what do you think he would most want americans to think about this morning if he were president of the united states right now given this turmoil we are currently going through. what sort of things we want americans to think about on this thanksgiving? >> it's interesting you ask that, because it n. his first thanksgiving proclamation just what he said, we are in the middle of this horrific war. in spite of that, we still have so many good things about america and some good things in our lives. i think today president lincoln would think exactly that same thing that we're involved in two wars abroad but still have good times here at home. clayton: he beli
WETA
Nov 19, 2009 12:00pm EST
't know w to do hit in the unit states. they knohow to do it. that'shy we partnered with e indian three wheeled a two wheelemaker. we partneredith this comny and tother we're coming with a ,500 to $300 car. >> rose: are you surprised ford did well enough and had set up its capital structure suffiently so that it would nobe in dangered like genal moto and chrysler were? >> n i'm not surprised. >> rose: but that's managemt leadership? is that what itis in and smart people who made a decision that we bter get our capital? a lot of things ntributed to it. some of it is what you mentioned. but, you know it's always been a very focused and disciplined company. >> ros in your opinion a meeting this wk, was it? this week about tryin toet gornment support for the ectrification of cars. why do you need govnment suppt? >> you know, when infrastructure is involve you need government support. because in a certain y, governnt always somow responsible of buildg the infrastructurer putting an incentive for infrastructure. and in the case of the development oflerical infrastructure, you need support fro
ABC
Nov 13, 2009 6:00pm EST
to call on north korea to put an end to its nuclear weapons programs or face tough action from the united states and its allies. >>> prosecutors wanted harsh punishment for former congressman william jefferson. coming up, find out if they got their wish. five dollars for a sub! but no drink? no chips? and no chance to win madden nfl 10? man, that's roughing the wallet. now this is the total package. two pieces of kentucky grilled chicken, a side, biscuit, and a madden nfl cup. you catch all that? you know i did. colonel -- i'm a fan. still think a $5 sub is a gre deal? get the $5 madden nfl box. choose from 6 kfc favorites... with a side and a madden nfl cup. now i'm a full back. unthink... and taste the unsub side of kfc. >> he once sat on capitol hill making decisions that affect our country. now, william jefferson sits in a jail cell. >> it just came in a short time ago. congressman jefferson will be going to prison, but for pure years and prosecutors had requested. congressman jefferson and his lawyers tried to argue that the bribes he was convicted of accepting were part of his side
NBC
Nov 4, 2009 6:30pm EST
and to vent their hatred toward the united states and israel. but in an ironic twist, the opposition movement are also planning anti-government rallies across the city. defeated presidential candidate karubi joined the crowd, but according to reports he fell to the ground after being overcome by tear gas. witnesses say his supporters carried him to his car, which plainclothes militia attacked as it drove away. the opposition has so far refused to back down. on a day when anti-american sentiment runs high, the opposition was looking for support from president obama. >> obama! obama! >> reporter: chanting "obama, obama, either you're with them or you're with us." opposition has also vowed to convert all future holidays into opportunities for political protests. ali aruzi, nbc news, tehran. >>> when "nightly news" continues on this wednesday evening, great sadness and unanswered questions after three college softball players are found dead. >>> and later, tom brokaw continues his journey along u.s. highway 50 and finds a place including new wood-grilled shrimp with a teriyaki glaze. it's endless
CBS
Nov 6, 2009 6:00am EST
an interesting life. that could have been the first lady of the united states this. fred thompson wanted to be president of the united states senate seat from tennessee. lori morgan joining us coming up. on car insurance. what you might not know is that you can contact geico to see if you could save on homeowner's and renter's insurance too. for more information call 1-800-947-auto or check the yellow pages for an office near you. [tires screeching] [screech] accidents can happen anytime. that's why geico's here 24 hours a day, every day. geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. >> is this wjz baltimore. >> good morning, maryland. now, don scott, marty bass, breaking news with mary bubala. your first warning weather and wjz traffic control with sharon gibala. it's wjz, maryland's news station. >> it's friday. >> it's the bottom of the hour. in 15 seconds it will be 6:30. sharon has what is going on after marty's weather. >>> those clouds, gorgeous sunrise. clear skies through this friday. let the weekend party begin. 49 at lunch. 47 degrees for the evening. not
CNBC
Nov 26, 2009 4:00am EST
it could recall about 100,000 toyota tundra trucks. >>> it is thanksgiving in the united states today and that means one thing. the holiday shopping season is officially here. do check out cnbc.com for some gift buying advice. how about this iconic sports aircraft for $250,000? or if flying isn't your sort of thing, you could certainly pick up one of these customized cup cake cars for 25 grand. go to cnbc.com and see what else is on the list. certainly, a lot of things to pick up for your friends and loved ones, ross. >> three of the cup cake gods i think for my friends. still to come on the program, we'll talk to the president of skype about the state of his company just a few weeks after ebay sold a 17% stake to a private investigate group. and we'll be in zurich where many of them have gone to set up shop. later on in the program, we'll speak to christine at the asian business awards tonight. llll >>> european stock markets are weakening. resources, banks, all down fairly heavily. >> taking a check on the ftse 100, we are down by about 92 points or so which in percentage terms
NBC
Nov 30, 2009 7:00am EST
by authorities there, would they have trouble re-entering the united states? >> you know, that's a danger. here's an even bigger danger. if they do come back and her daughter's convicted, would they be disallowed visitation and entering into italy. >> at one point you had thought about coming here for the end of the trial -- going to italy, i'm sorry, for the end of the trial and decided against it. why is that? >> because i guess i'm a lawyer and can't practice law if i'm in italy or i'm in jail or indicted for a felony. you know, the threat is real. we can speak out here. we take that for granted that we can do that in this system, including lawyers and parties. but look what just happened in italy. >> but do you believe you yourself would be charged if you went over there for something? >> well, i can't take the chance. i've said the same thing that the parents have said, they've been investigated for and maybe charged which is that amanda was abused during the interrogation. they said that's defamation, criminal libel in italy. >> i know that you and amanda's family are hoping for the best
CNN
Nov 25, 2009 9:00am EST
the september 11 terror attacks in the united states, tales of heroism would come out of that chaos in mumbai. among them a train announcer who guided people to safety and made himself a target of the gunmen. sara sidner has that story. >> reporter: in a tiny room in a mumbai slum gongo does her chores filled with regret. she can't stop thinking about the day her family decided to do something they had never done before. we were going on a trip, she says, we had a reservation done. we had never ever traveled by train before. at 9:10 p.m. on november 26, 2008, 12 members of the family showed up a at the train station. as usual it was busy. their train was scheduled to leave in a few minutes. we were about to leave, she says. then we heard a sound. it was the sound of gun shots. at that moment, two men shown here on closed circuit tv, started randomly shooting into the crowds. from a bird's-eye view, this man saw it happening. they were screaming, shouting and running out, he says. that is when we realized there were terrorists here. he was on duty when the attacks happened. that night, terror
CNN
Nov 25, 2009 6:00am EST
at home because the united states does not have diplomatic relations with iran, the swiss are acting as go-betweens in this particular case. the last visit was almost a month ago. what have you learned from those visits? >> well, we understand they're in physical good health. but we also are very pained to hear of their isolation and there must be an extremely difficult state of mind they're in because of this isolation. and we are hoping that the iranian authorities will show compassion and release our children as soon as possible. this has gone on way too long. it is just short of four months. i believe it's 117 days. and we cannot imagine why it is such a protracted detention. >> president ahmadinejad was in brazil earlier this week. on monday, he actually talked about this, saying it's up to the courts to decide the fate of your son and his two friends but that he hoped the verdict would be lenient. it's very similar language to that which he used in new york city at the united nations general assembly back in december, yet nothing has happened in terms of their release. do his words g
MSNBC
Nov 25, 2009 3:00pm EST
in the united states since fleeing the country in 1978 after pleading guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old girl. >>> we will head to jerusalem now where prime minister netanyahu is proposing a ten-month seize on construction. the plan is an attempt to sa restart the peace talks. it wouldn't include jerusalem the holy city claimed by palestinians for a future capital. >>> tokyo, robots of all shapes, sizes and functions on display today in tokyo at the international robot exhibition. one of the stars of the show is the omni zero 1,000. it looks like a transformer robot and can walk, turn itself into a car and is strong enough to lift a grown man over its head. >> nice. that guy sat down on one of them. he sat down. >> i missed t rerack it. >>> are climate change researchers really hiding evidence about global warming? a live report on a new controversy involving stolen memos and the politics of science. >>> plus, going to take you inside the glitz and the glamour of president obama's first state dinner. you are watching "the big picture," only on msnbc. pie reql the ability to gracefull
PBS
Nov 3, 2009 6:00pm EST
if i'm the bad cop. what i'm trying to do is callq what i see here is the united states getting sucked into a situation, into a war that has no end. you know, i have repeatedly called for an exitç with regard to our military. you know, i believe if you're going to go to war0y have a clearly defined mission. i don't think we have a clearly defined mission in afghanistan. a clearly defined mission is a beginning, a middle, a transition period and an end. i've asko point does our military contribution to the2d solution in afghanistan come to an end? we could bring our troops home. i'm not looking for a date ser. i would like someone to tell me how this has a happy ending. our mission in afghanistan is very different than it was when/+ congress authorized the use of force against al qaeda after 2001. we have... this whole mission is very, very different. we should have a5 debate on this. i think the policy should be re-evaluated in its entire tee.? mistake to expand our military footprint there. i think it would... and especially in the aftermath of this election. i don't want our americ
FOX News
Nov 9, 2009 5:00am EST
, but eventually their health care systems are now more affordable than the united states. >> yeah, their countries are bankrupt. quickly to quentin's point about businesses, you can become an entrepreneur, that takes, now, that ignores the fact that the health reform bill has an insurance mandate, an 8% payroll tax. if you become an entrepreneur and you can't afford to insure your workers which is had an an insurance mandate is. if you're an individual entrepreneur you have to pay tax-- >> look at leo, waiting to be called on. neil, go ahead. in this system i don't want to be a patient, but this is like digging holes and filling them in. nothing to say that this is going to get its arms around our real problem. this is bad for the economy? >> twice as much as our competitors as other industrialized competitors on our health care and this is not going to reduce the cost, this is not going to make us a more competitive society and there's nothing to say that this is really going to improve our health. >> and in fact, is that 2000 pages, that's what they're debating right now, 2000 pages and there ar
ABC
Nov 9, 2009 6:00pm EST
. the nays are 2 under 15. the bill is passed. >> now it falls on the united states senate to take the baton and bring this effort to the finish line on behalf of the american people. i am absolutely confident that they will. >> perhaps reflecting momentum from a weekend vote, voters we spoke with all said keep going. >> they need to hurry up and get it done. >> they need to hurry up. >> they should have had done. >> they have had to many years. i don't see why they need to wait any longer. >> the voices that gave rise to the tea party protests at the capitol last week remains strong. including republicans in congress. >> is steele's freedom. those of us to believe in freedom have contempt for those who would steal our freedom and contempt for themselves. >> already, some senate republicans call the house bill dead on arrival. the reasons were laid out by he rnc chairman, michael steele. >> when you look at this bill, you look at the mandates, you look at the cost, you to the government intrusion, there is a lot for americans to be concerned about. >> many conservative democrats share the sa
ABC
Nov 14, 2009 11:30pm EST
. >> united states will never waver speaking up for the fundamental values that we hold dear, including respect for religions and cultures of our project of all people. support for human rights and dignity is ingrained in america. about the president also met with the emperor and empress of japan. he will also meet the leaders of me and more and visit north korea. >>> a landscaper has died after an accident and that says that while trimming a tree branch with a chainsaw way lost control of the tool and fell about 30 feet from the latter. the homeowner called 911. the landscaper was pronounced dead at the scene. his name has not been released. >>> two firefighters suffered mir injuries fighting a house fire in northeast around 3:00 p.m. and the 1900 block of kearney street. it took firefighters about 80 minutes to put out the flames. everyone in the home got out. the firefighter suffered minor burns battling the blaze. >> it is inherently dangerous, and it is unfortunate that it happened. >> one firefighter was burned on the wrist, the other near his ear. a man was taken to the hospital
ABC
Nov 18, 2009 3:05am EST
, a lot of that when the chinese ship products to the united states, we americans buy their goods. and we, of course, pay dollars. so china right now is sitting on a big sack of u.s. money which they invest in america. >> say that the chinese sack of dollars is $1.4 trillion thick. >> reporter: that's a lot of money. so some chinese are asking, why not take the profits that china has made in america and sell u.s. stocks and bonds and dollars and turn them into chinese money so china can fix some of the problems they've got at home? so if china is going to change $1 trillion into chinese money, that means china is going to sell $1 trillion. and buy a huge amount of chinese money. and moving that much wealth from one nation to the other will lower the value of the u.s. dollar, raise the value of chinese money, with the unfortunate effect that then anything made in china becomes more expensive in america. >> if they take $1.4 trillion out of the united states and pour it into china, the value of the chinese currency is going to more than double. if it more than doubles, everything we buy fro
ABC
Nov 18, 2009 6:00pm EST
is under president -- is under pressure from the united states and other countries to end corruption in their government. >>> somali pirates have attacked the maersk alabama but this time the outcome was different. they fired on the ship but private securityuards on board fired back and the pirates fled. in april, they attacked the ship and held its captain hostage until navy seals rescued him. two former maersk crew members and ask them to rename or repaint the ship because they felt it would be attacked again but nothing was done. >>> a college student is dead and her classmate is injured every hunter fired on them. there were collecting frogs in the woods near ferrum college won a hunter said he mistake -- mistook the group as a deer. jessica clark died after she was shot in the chest. a man from mclean was shot in the arm. a third stood was not injured. >> he is a wonderful boy, and it is very sad it happened to him. i'm glad to know he is ok now and i feel very blessed that he was ok. >> the man will require that the physical therapy. a 31-year-old jason cloutier was charged wit
ABC
Nov 26, 2009 4:30am EST
to those gathered in the tent having thanksgiving dinner. suddenly, the president of the united states appeared. >> i bring a message on behalf of america. we thank you for your service. we're proud of you. >> reporter: a stealth mission. a mix of daring and caring. a leader, sacrificing his holiday to be with his troops. >> it was also very much in the mold of his dad. it was all about showing support for the troops. >> reporter: george h.w. bush spent thanksgiving 1990 in saudi arabia, during the first gulf but despite the enduring images of recent thanksgivings, historian richard norton smith would argue, it's just fine when the president stays home. >> by and large the message that most presidents send on thanksgiving day is, we're like you. some time after thanksgiving day at the white house, camp david, they'll sit down for a traditional meal. with the family. and close friends. probably watching football afterwards. probably eat too much. it's one of those rituals that brings us together as a country. >> reporter: a ritual that i very much linked to the presidency. the first pre
ABC
Nov 26, 2009 11:00pm EST
are on the way. >> it really does say what the united states are trying to do for us. >> officials say a marine battalion will likely be the first new units to arrive per the >> i think we will probably be the first of the door, and the marines are ready to do it. >> there was also food and fun on the minds of many trips that we created the macy's day parade. they said that this holiday wish. >> happy thanksgiving! >> detrick rver looking forward to the president's decision about how many troops will be going to the country and when did >>> formula alaska gov. sarah palin is taking a break today from her book tour. she laced up her sneakers and ran in the annual 5k turkey trot in washington state. she is visiting that region for her national book tour. after he run, the family enjoyed an unconventional thanksgiving dinner. >>> for the first time ever, at a district high school band is a part of the thanksgiving day parade. the ballou senior high school played michael jackson songs and some band members copied his signature moves. the students say it was all worth it. >> tired, tired, and tired.
ABC
Nov 28, 2009 11:30pm EST
. >> some of the basketball players said it was a lot of pressure that the president of the united states is watching them play. >> for gw fans -- >> we wre sitting in the section right next to them, a real treat. >> the president eating popcorn and enjoying the action. >> sasha obama appeared to enjoy it, too. the president paused motorcade left to cheers. it -- the president's motorcade left to cheers. >> i think he suld be a fan of a local team. at the president was not the most animated fan, but he and the first family had a good time. sadly, this was a loss for gw. much more in sports. richard reeve, abc 7 news. >>> alexandria wants more minority students to be involved in elementary school gifted programs. records obtained by the washington post show one-quarter of alexandria's 11,000 students are white, but they make up 50% of gifted students. 65% of students are black and hispanic, but less than a third take part in gifted programs. officials are considering several options including an aptitude test for send graders. >>> a driver will be ok after her car was struck by a train in
ABC
Nov 25, 2009 5:30pm EST
million vehicles in the united states. the car maker needs to replace accelerator peddles which were getting stuck in floor mats. the problem came to light after a deadly crash in california. >>> across the region. the heavier precipitation that we had throughout the day is moving out. now there is still drizzle out there. also some patchy, heavy fog. for the most part the heavier rainfall is moving on. setting us up for a nice day tomorrow. not fantastic but nice. but for the next couple of hours look for cloudy skies, light drizzle and fog. our temperatures will hold in the mid to low 50s. it will be cooler by tomorrow morning. tomorrow is going to be a little bit better day. we'll tell you about it coming up. >>> if you haven't left to get to grandmas for thanksgiving yet you probably made a good choice. here's a look at i-95 near the henry tunnel. aaa says the best time to travel is after 10:00 tonight. this year travelers heading to bwi marshall have something extra to prepare them for the crowds and chaos. travelers heading to the airport got tips on breathing from a yoga inst
NBC
Nov 18, 2009 5:00pm EST
the united states? there are your choices. i'll tell but that. no hurricane coming our way, by the way. i'll tell you how wet it will be tomorrow. >> we'll see you in a bit. thank you. >>> next week millions of people will be hitting the road for thanksgiving. aaa released its holiday travel forecast this morning. you can expect long lines at the airport and traffic troubles on our roads. eun yang reports from national airport. >> reporter: aaa calls it a growth in consumer confidence, a projected 4.1% increase in overall travel over the thanksgiving holiday this year. >> although it may seem slight, last year travel was down 25%. so the actual swing is more than 1.4% when you compare it to last year. >> reporter: but air travel is expected to decline by 6.7%, coinuing a downward trend that started in 2000 when it dropped an alarming 62%. travelers say high ticket prices, fewer flights and added fees make for a costly endeavor. >> i hate to pay $22 a bag. my boys wanted their own suitcase and i'm so glad i didn't. >> they are charging you an extra fee for the time you travel, on the parti
CNN
Nov 25, 2009 11:00am EST
be doing because that's part of this. the united states, we presume, we believe, will probably be talking about 34,000 additional troops but they need more and they want a commitment from nato. the president yesterday made it very clear that it's not just one country's problem. the world as he put it has to contribute and that means the allies. they need that help very much from nato and other countries. >> cnn foreign affairs correspondent jill dougherty at the white house for us today. appreciate it. thank you. the president will make his strategy speech regarding afghanistan next tuesday at 8:00 p.m. eastern. we'll carry it for you live right here on cnn. >>> big story from cnn wire now. brass at ft. hood, texas, are putting tougher security measures in place. armed guards will be posted at mental health facilities, badge access required for more buildings and soldiers will have to register personal firearms. >> a lot of folks say to me, do you really think these measures would have had an affect on this event. i don't think necessarily they would have. but i think really what we're lo
WETA
Nov 23, 2009 7:00pm EST
resints of thenited states or in some case citizens of t united stats. and the reaso why the f.b.i. became so ccerned is it was... it seed to be a ch broader attempt a attpting to radicalize peoplen the united states than they've really seen bere. >> warner: h did the justice departnt first get wise to this >> the interesng facet of this. essentially the fmilies of many of the young men came forward to ask that the f.b.i. help i finding them. you know, many ofhese older relativeof the young men were concern that this w gong on. they had inklings but no concrete facts to base that on. they came to b.i. asking for help to find theirons. >> warner: these young men had just dappeared. >> many cases, yes, they had esstially packed upnd gone and the family feared the rst >> waer: has it been absolutely established tat as t charges lay ou that some of these yung men at least haveshown up in somalia, they have go to terrorist training cps? theyave even engaged in combat? >> yes, there is one partularly grsome piece of evidence that e f.b.i. has tested. that is the remains of one of the men were r
CNN
Nov 26, 2009 1:00am EST
of the united states, joe biden. here's another. we're about to show you. there's the couple themselves with joe biden. the vice president even has his arm around her. how could they get so close? she posted pictures with cbs news anchor katie couric, we saw her with robin roberts from "good morning america." and she snapped a photo with the white house marines as well. and here's another. check this one out. rahm emanuel, there they are with rahm emanuel, the white house chief of staff, except instead of rahm they posted his name as ron. they didn't even get the spelling right. it's mind boggling to think that this couple could get through security when they weren't on the guest list for the state dinner. talk about party crashers. >> and the secret service has to be trying to explain this tonight. what are they saying? >> they're trying to figure it out, the secret service saying, the uninvited couple did go through the magnetometers just like the rest of the invited guests. the statement from secret service goes on to say there will be a "comprehensive review of the incident which occurred at
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